I had lots of fun sharing paper collaged ideas today on Studio 5. Take a look!
PROJECT 1: Paper Punching & Tearing
Put those paper scraps to fun use on some wall art! By layering shapes, it creates interesting texture.
The project comes together in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Come up with an idea and sketch it.
TIP: For a fun change of place, try digitally drawing your project first. I used my new birthday present--the Apple Pencil. L-O-V-E!--and the iPad Pro to doodle my design. A great activity while sick in bed. ;)
Step 2: Outline your lettering using a fine point pen (mine was a .01 Micron), and punch and tear paper so you can begin filling in your blocks of color.
TIP: Use a good quality eraser to remove the pencil lines. I use a white eraser from Faber Castell, which I picked up at Michaels. NOTE: It may remove some of your ink. If so, just go back over it with your pen when your project is complete.
TIP: Use a decopauge glue, such as Mod Podge. It is easy to work with and holds well.
TIP: After creating a few spaces, I realized it's easier to first fill each section of space with a solid piece of the paper you're going to use and then layer the punches. That way, if you have gaps in space, it's no biggie.
TIP: Watch out with the ink. If the Mod Podge touches it before it has had time to set, it will smear. :(
That's it! A three-step project you can do for or with your children. Or make more sophisticated looks for your living room, office, bedroom... the sky is the limit!
Because my daughter LOVES Trolls, I went with this line from her favorite song. That's the fun thing about creating your own art--you can customize to load it with meaningful touches!
PROJECT 2: Paper Cutting
You can also cut basic shapes and piece them together to create art. Nothing but a few triangles, and I have a sweet little mountain scene shadow box for my baby's nursery.
For added touches, I did add a touch of glitter glue in spaces for sparkle.
The Wish Upon a Star is a chipboard sticker from Crate Paper.
PROJECT 3: Mixed Media Piecing
Now that we've mastered paper, try mixing in other finishes. For this card, I created the shamrock in the following steps:
1. I placed a shamrock-shaped cardstock piece on the plaid paper and sprayed the sheet with green spray ink.
2. I removed the shamrock mask and painted the outer dot layer by dipping a pencil eraser in acrylic paint.
3. Next, I added a ring of watercolor paint.
4. A small row of clear glitter glue (Stickles by Ranger) came next.
5. Time for alcohol ink. I used a Chameleon Pen in a grass green color to add the center color.
6. Finally, it was rhinestones in the center. I used small gems from Close To My Heart.
Just like the paper collage, this mixed media collage creates cool texture and was a fun exercise in blending mediums and techniques to try something new. :)
I stamped the sentiment using an alpha set and ink, also from Close To My Heart. Bringing in another medium, I then colored the sentiment using a green colored pencil.
TEACHING A PLANNER CLASS ON MARCH 24
I would love to have you join me at Paper Crush in Lehi, Utah, on March 24. I'm teaching another planner class. It was actually my students' idea. They had such fun at our Feb. class that they asked if I'd turn it into a monthly affair. Don't have to twist my arm. LOL
We'll learn new planner tricks with each class, and each class will come with a new and awesome class kit. If you've never attended, you can easily jump in at any time. That's the beauty of planners any more--there is no definite start and stop period. Just join when it's convenient for you!
Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy your creative journey!